R V. OFFIONG
The accused enter the woman’ s room uninvited, took off his clothes, expressed a desire for sexual intercourse with her, and actually caught hold of her.
The court held that these acts fell short of an attempt to commit rape. They were merely “acts that indicated that the accused wanted to have and has made a preparation to have connection with the complainant. There was no evidence that Offiong intended to force the secual intercourse upon the woman without her consent and therefore this could not be attempted rape since intent to do it without the womans consent is of the essence in rape as defined in section 357 of the criminal code.